The Five Most Expensive Movies Ever Made. Ever wondered how much your favorite summer blockbuster cost? Some of them might surprise you. All of these budgets are adjusted for inflation- meaning this is what they’d cost today to make, along with what the film made at the box office.
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5. Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince (2009) – The budget for the Harry Potter spectacular was $277,495,257. Just by stating it’s a Harry Potter flick, you know it made bank at the box office- but not what you think. With a US take of $333,573,000, profit on this sucker was a mere $56,077,743.
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4. Tangled (2010) – It’s an animated film, no big stars, so how could it be all that expensive? It was, with a galactic budget of $283,937,704. Since the flick only made $218,253,000 at the box office, that’s a loss of $65,684,704.
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3. Spider-Man 3 (2007) – The sequel made an unbelieveable $165,000,000 the first weekend at the box office, so the profits must be huge, right? The budget for the blockbuster was $296,312,643. With a final US box office take of $384,745,000, the profit here was only $88,432,357.
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2. Titanic (1997) – Director James Cameron took huge heat from the studio executives for a gigantic budget of $296,737,695 to finish the film. But US box office for the movie that made A-listers of Leonardo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet was an unbelievable $972,516,000. That gave the studio a profit of $675,778,305.
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And at number one on our list…
Pirates Of The Carribean: At World’s End (2007) – You’d think this sucker would have paid for the retirement of every employee at Disney, right? The budget was a stratospheric $344,549,585. With a US box office result of $353,733,000, that’s a measly profit of $9,183,415 – not even enough to pay for Johnny Depp’s tattoos. (But I love the organ that scary Davy Jones played – I’d totally spend my retirement to buy that prop and keep it in my living room.)